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The Island by C.L. Taylor


The Island by C.L. Taylor is a thrillingly good YA psychological suspense that will have your pulse rising and your heart racing.

Paradise soon becomes hell as what should have been a dream come true disintegrates into a nightmare.

We all have fears and phobias. We need to face them before we can defeat them.

Tensions rise within both the reader and the characters as the island rapidly seems to take on a personality of its own.

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For The Love Of Joy by Janet W Ferguson

The Master Physician

For The Love Of Joy by Janet W Ferguson is a charming Christian contemporary novel. It is the fifth book in the Coastal Hearts series but can be read as a stand-alone.

There is a wonderful warm selection of realistic, perfectly flawed characters. They are easy to empathise with as the reader can easily picture themselves in the situations. There is a delightfully drawn young toddler whose mannerisms have been beautifully captured and who endears himself to the reader.

The main characters were driven by guilt and fear. They fear the past repeating itself. God does not want us to live in the bondage of fear. He longs for us to surrender to Him and to trust His plans for our lives. He wants us to live in love and in faith. Perfect love casts out all fears.

“She knew God would never listen to a sinner like her.” This is a lie from the enemy. We are all sinners in need of a Saviour.

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Nine by Rachelle Dekker

Who Do You Want To Be?

Nine by Rachelle Dekker is a fast paced futuristic Christian thriller that will have your heart racing as you read.

The novel is about choosing who you want to be. You need to discover your identity and whose you are and then you will know who you are. We are not destined to repeat the mistakes of our parents. Neither do we need to repeat our pasts. We are free to write our futures learning from the past.

There is the theme of trust. Sometimes our trust is misplaced as people deliberately set out to deceive us.

A name change signifies a character change. When we become a Christian, Jesus gives us a new name. He calls us His child, His beloved.

Life is a battle between the forces of good and evil. It is no coincidence that the evil one is called the deceiver and the father of lies. We need to de-tune his voice and tune into the life affirming voice of God.

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The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

All For One

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood is a contemporary novel with good old fashioned amateur super sleuthing murder suspense.

The novel is set in the English countryside in a village with a cast of characters who could be straight out of Miss Marple or Midsommer! The leading lady is heading towards her eighties, there is a vicar’s wife and a dog walking lady – three musketeers who set out to solve crimes their way. This certainly produces some amusing scenes. The novel is light-hearted in tone and would make a fabulous early evening television drama.

As the action progresses there are an array of guilty parties but can you work out who is the perpetrator and why? I failed to solve the crime before the big reveal – again.

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